A huge, super-congrats to Rosemary Clement-Moore, whose novel TEXAS GOTHIC (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) is on Kirkus Reviews’ Best Teen Books of 2011 list!
So well deserved! Anyone who likes mystery, romance, the paranormal or simply a wonderful read ought to pick it up.
But don’t take my word for it:
“A deeply affectionate rendering of Texas landscapes and legends combines with an appealing cast of well-developed characters to give texture to this well-plotted mystery; truly scary moments are balanced by the humorous bumbles of the awkwardly developing romance between Amy and Ben, as well as Phin’s sublime cluelessness about the way her eccentricities appear to other people. The mystery itself is a richly imagined interpolation on documented history and lore of the area; readers who’ve outgrown the silliness but not the adventure of Scooby-Doo will thoroughly enjoy this.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“This engaging mystery has plenty of both paranormal and romance, spiced with loving families and satisfyingly packed with self-sufficient, competent girls.” —Kirkus, Starred Review
“Teens looking for a rollicking adventure filled with paranormal events, dastardly evildoers, and laugh-out-loud moments as Amy and Ben argue and snipe their way to love will adore this book.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review
“Overall, an amazing book and Rosemary Clement Moore is definitely someone you guys should check out!” —Radiant Reads
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